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    It's not just the uninsured. The cost of...

    It's not just the uninsured. The cost of insurance and drugs is really high, compared to the rest of the world.

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    Europe for example doesn't have government health...

    Europe for example doesn't have government health care.
    Doctors, labs, hospitals are private

    Everyone gets a free medical insurance policy, which posts 70 percent then you can buy a private...
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    I found that out was pretty hard to tamp...

    I found that out was pretty hard to tamp perfectly vertical so the coffee surface was horizontal.
    If it wasn't, water would follow the path of least resistance and didn't extract so the coffee.
    ...
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    That's correct. I like very thick espressos ...

    That's correct. I like very thick espressos

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    One more thing i started to do is weighing the...

    One more thing i started to do is weighing the grounds, 18g, then grind starting with a completely empty grinder, this way i have fresh beans every time.
    25-35 seconds, 1:1 ratio espresso to beans. ...
  6. Sorry, that was a millet peuterey backpack ...

    Sorry, that was a millet peuterey backpack

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  7. Last year i bought a millwmet peuterey 35+10...

    Last year i bought a millwmet peuterey 35+10 backpack. Carries a lot of weight with a good suspension. Well organized, impressive pack.
    It replaces my custom made McHale pack without loss of...
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    I've had a few espresso machine and imo of you...

    I've had a few espresso machine and imo of you have a good grinder, any espresso machine will make a great ristretto.

    You need a bottomless filter though and a distribution tool.

    For capucino,...
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    Sorry it's the 290 ...

    Sorry it's the 290

    https://skimo.co/camp-race-290-crampons


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    Just to make things more complicated, I've been...

    Just to make things more complicated, I've been using the camp 250 with pounds that go in the back of bc boots.
    Really light, work well, especially since i replaced the fiddly retaining strap with...
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    I tried this a number of years ago, didn't work....

    I tried this a number of years ago, didn't work.

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    I tried many things, butt nothing really worked...

    I tried many things, butt nothing really worked well.

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    But now, at least in France, you can go for 20km,...

    But now, at least in France, you can go for 20km, so for people that live near a ski area, they can go Backcountry skiing.

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    So you guys riding gravel bikes, do you ride...

    So you guys riding gravel bikes, do you ride mostly on fire roads?

    And why a gravel bike instead of a mountain bike?

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    Agree with everything you said, but look at...

    Agree with everything you said, but look at France for example.

    In spring, they lockdown severily, nobody could go more than 1km from the house. Cases went way down, but then summer vacation...
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    1000 lumens not enough for mtb, marginal for...

    1000 lumens not enough for mtb, marginal for skiing, mainly because of battery life.

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    Can't tell if it has a voltage regulator, pretty...

    Can't tell if it has a voltage regulator, pretty essential.

    Otherwise, buy it and if you don't like it return it.

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  18. Every other day we are visited by the local bear,...

    Every other day we are visited by the local bear, including last night.
    He opens the door to a posted outside car, sniffs around, finds no food and leaves the door open.

    Don't lock your car doors...
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    If i had a business i would check the temperature...

    If i had a business i would check the temperature of people coming in, it's not that hard and if it saves one of my employees from getting sick?

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  20. I'm not trying to be toxic. But I'm annoyed at...

    I'm not trying to be toxic.

    But I'm annoyed at seeing people saying that newbies do not belong in the Backcountry.
    Everyone was a beginner at some point, and we all learned.
    No reason to try to...
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    Still, trying to get a covid test scheduled for...

    Still, trying to get a covid test scheduled for 72 hours before my flight to France in the 28th of December.

    Nobody will guarantee turnaround, unless you of 250 a person, 1,000 for a family of 4....
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    I have a scarp 1 and it's absolutely bomber in...

    I have a scarp 1 and it's absolutely bomber in the winter. Wind, snow whatever.

    I also have the stratospire2, and it's also hi bomber in the winter, but a little too big, when you have limited...
  23. Actually, bindings, boots, skis Sent from my...

    Actually, bindings, boots, skis

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    This is a stupid question. You know that one of...

    This is a stupid question. You know that one of the leading vaccines (pfizer) was developed in Germany, right?
    Socialized medicine?

    I.e everyone has healthcare, but all healthcare providers are...
  25. Dude, that's bullshit. So what if they get hurt?...

    Dude, that's bullshit. So what if they get hurt?

    They will learn.

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    I understand your point, but still this whole...

    I understand your point, but still this whole thing is rushed a lot, and prior do make mistakes.

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    True that they are small numbers. Also true...

    True that they are small numbers.

    Also true that we don't know the long term effects of the vaccine.

    But, so far so good.

    Of course, i will wait 6 months or so before getting the vaccine.
    ...
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    Look at tarptent. I have a double wall, 2.5...

    Look at tarptent.

    I have a double wall, 2.5 lbs, bomber.
    The inner and the fly set up at the same time, a few minutes. Just like hilleberg tents, but much lighter and cheaper.

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    Can't imagine how accurate this study is. How...

    Can't imagine how accurate this study is. How would you know if people really use masks?

    And how about the Asian countries that use masks routinely and have a lot fewer cases?

    And did the study...
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    Interesting that roughly 1 percent got infected...

    Interesting that roughly 1 percent got infected in the control group.

    And 3 percent of those will die, and maybe another 10 percent will have severe problems for some time.

    And that's just in a...
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    Why do you like them better? Sent from my...

    Why do you like them better?

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    Luckily, in squaw valley, the post office workers...

    Luckily, in squaw valley, the post office workers are smarter than this and they wear masks all the times.

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  33. I always wear just a windshirt, very light,...

    I always wear just a windshirt, very light, breathes well and cuts the wind.

    Soft shell pants by arc'teryx.

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    Dude, you're playing with your life on these...

    Dude, you're playing with your life on these bindings if you're skiing something steep. Sell them, get mtn and live to be as old as i am.

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    No it isn't. Not too many people buy from Europe...

    No it isn't. Not too many people buy from Europe

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    I know there's connection, i used it to send...

    I know there's connection, i used it to send messages, but i wonder if search and rescue in Europe gets the messages.

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    Does anyone know about using an emergency locator...

    Does anyone know about using an emergency locator in Europe?


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    I don't know about heels on the pedals, but i...

    I don't know about heels on the pedals, but i ride with my arch above the pedal shaft, it then better said, the tibia, and it's great.

    Much better power.

    You don't squat on the balls of your...
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    I had the ft12 and pre released a couple of...

    I had the ft12 and pre released a couple of times, then i sold them.

    I used Salomon mtn, and never pre released, toes unlocked.


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    If you use these pads, they will push your foot...

    If you use these pads, they will push your foot forward and your toes will not the front of your boot when you kick steps.

    Use the pads just on the sides of your liner.

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  41. Tahoe depends on tourists for income. If you...

    Tahoe depends on tourists for income.

    If you don't allow str, where are all these visitors going to stay?
    Not too many places.

    The reason there are so many short term rentals available is...
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    My haibike, 180 front and rear, is 52 lbs, and it...

    My haibike, 180 front and rear, is 52 lbs, and it rides downhill really well, you don't feel the weight.
    And uphill?
    Puts a smile on your face

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    For whatever it's worth, i just got a lucca m58,...

    For whatever it's worth, i just got a lucca m58, with my old mazzeri grinder, and it makes a great espresso.

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    You're protecting others, not yourself, and...

    You're protecting others, not yourself, and others protect you.

    So you can touch your face, but you're still not spreading the virus as much.

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    Well, in Asia, where people have been wearing...

    Well, in Asia, where people have been wearing masks for a long time, so they are used to them, there are a lot fewer covid cases.

    But at any rate, it's physics, some of the virus particles week be...
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    So that's what, 5 percent a year? Sent from my...

    So that's what, 5 percent a year?

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    Dude, that's 21 years. Do the math it's a pretty...

    Dude, that's 21 years. Do the math it's a pretty lousy return.

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    So what's that, 5 percent a year? Sent from my...

    So what's that, 5 percent a year?

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    They have more money. Sent from my Redmi Note...

    They have more money.

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    Where is w2? Sent from my Redmi Note 8 Pro...

    Where is w2?

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